Defending Your Rights When You Have Been Accused of Assault?
Assault charges and the like can result from something as simple as threatening another person or as serious as committing or attempting to commit an act of violence against an officer of the law or a corrections officer. Frequently, assault charges occur because of misunderstandings or heated emotions. However, they are serious charges and can negatively impact your future if you are convicted.
At Johnson & Autrey Law Firm, our attorneys have handled assault cases and understand the severity of the situation you may be in. They conduct a thorough investigation of your case, review the evidence the police have against you and compare it to your account of events.
They interview witnesses and obtain video surveillance footage if it is available. All of your options are explained to you in detail and you are given sound counsel on what may be your best course for the long run. Our goal is to get the best possible outcome for you in your case. Our attorneys are experienced trial lawyers and will take your case to court if that is your best option.
Our law firm handles charges for:
- Aggravated assault
- Assault and battery
- Domestic assault
- Disorderly Conduct
- Terroristic Threats
In North Dakota and Minnesota, you can receive charges ranging from a misdemeanor to a felony in an assault case. If you are convicted of a felony assault charge you will be prevented from owning a gun which includes a hunting rifle. It may also affect your ability to cross the border into Canada.
Penalties for a felony assault conviction may include anywhere from 90 days in jail to up to 20 years in prison and fines ranging from $1,000, to $30,000. These penalties may be enhanced if you have prior convictions, if there was a weapon involved or if the victim incurred substantial bodily harm.
You owe it to yourself to take these charges seriously and get the top-notch representation we offer at Johnson & Autrey Law Firm. We don’t settle for the expedient solution, we look for the one that is right for you. Contact us today 701-775-7837.